Woodbury, MN (population: 58,631) has eight medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Herzing College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 328. It is the 2140th highest ranked school in the USA and the 37th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Medical Assistant students from Woodbury schools who go on to become medical assistants, nurses, dental assistants, medical office assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,970 people working as medical assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $29,450. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 8,500 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $42,020. Medical assistants in this area earn $34,140/yr and there are 5,390 employed.
Woodbury lies in Washington county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.115 out of every 1000 jobs in Woodbury are held by medical assistants, and 4.912/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 8 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Woodbury, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minnesota School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($19,243/yr) for medical assistant students, with Saint Cloud Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Woodbury|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||6.3 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||7.4 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||9.2 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||10.9 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||12.9 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||21.1 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||21.7 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||23.2 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||25.2 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||26.8 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||29.8 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||64.0 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||66.0 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||70.4 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||74.9 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||75.3 miles|